UNSUNG HERO UPDATE: Ms. Frankie Capers

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UNSUNG HERO UPDATE: Ms. Frankie Capers and her grandson Rhondell have safely landed in Orlando, Florida for their week long vacation! They will staying at the Vacation Village at Parkway Resort – which is only a 10-15 minute ride away from Disney. They have a super exciting week ahead of them – with visits to Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld, Universal Orlando Resort, among other sites!!

UNSUNG HEROES UPDATE: Larry Calloway,

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Larry Calloway, a Bus Driver at Georgetown University, has been singing for more than 50 years. After hearing Larry sing on the bus, students came together to help him achieve a lifelong dream that he thought would be impossible to achieve.

Watch as Larry sings one of his favorite songs in front of hundreds of people at Georgetown’s spring concert! SHARE this video to help his voice reach thousands!!

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Unsung Hero #37 – Larry Calloway, Bus Driver at Georgetown University Transportation System

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“This past February, I had a checkup and the doctors told me that they found a polyp in my colon which was cancerous. I’ve always had concerns about my colon for about 10 years but I never really paid too much attention to it. When the doctors broke the news, I couldn’t believe it. I said wow…CANCER?? Thank God that they were able to remove it. I feel like the God was with me that night. I call myself a cancer survivor. This is what Im going through now, brother. This is my greatest challenge right now. I have to go back every 3 months to see the doctor to make sure it isn’t spreading anywhere else.
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All my life, people have known me as that man who sings. Wherever there is an audience – I will sing. It’s the one thing that gives me joy. I’ve been singing since I was 5 years old! Even when I’m driving the bus, I’ve had people come to me and say ‘you made my day!’ And that it just put a smile on their face. One student said to me, ‘it was my birthday today but I didn’t feel like it was until I heard your song.’ And then she reached into her pocket and gave me a piece of candy. She said, ‘I want to give you this because your singing has touched me.’ I promised the Lord that if he blessed me and anointed my voice with this gift, I shall share this gift for the world to hear..”

Unsung Hero #33 – Juan Noriega, Lead Gardener at Georgetown University

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“One night, my son went to a party with his friends just to have some fun. Everyone went in one car and they were all drinking – including the person that was driving. The driver crashed into another car and my son along with 2 others died on the spot… He was only 21 years old. He went to school for business at Montgomery College. He had a big future ahead of him. After he died, everything changed. I am working to support my 17-year-old daughter. She’s thinking about going to California for college. Honestly, I don’t want her to go away from home but I have no choice. She needs to study and get a good education. I’d like to have a better life for myself. ..I just want to see my daughter successful. Nothing would make me happier.”

Unsung Hero #32 – Eric Reed, Master Police Officer at Georgetown University Police Department

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“Georgetown is a relatively safe school. However, we are an open campus so things can definitely happen that we may not expect. Within the first 6 months of my time here, we had the armed robbery suspect that my team had to apprehend. One of the Georgetown students left the business school and was on his way to the Leavey center to get some coffee when he was approached by 2 individuals. The student was held at gunpoint and the individuals demanded credit cards, money, phone, everything… I was the initial officer that took the report. We sent out the Hoya alert email to all students. The next afternoon, I got a tip from a student that the suspect was right outside of the Credit Union wearing the same clothes. So we had officers wear plain clothes and approach him with caution.. Once we were able to get the innocent bystanders out of the way, the officers approached the subject and got him in custody at which point they recovered a loaded firearm.The most important thing is that no one gets hurt. This kind of situation is not very common but these things do happen every once in a while and we have to always be ready. That’s why I love this job. Yes we are in uniform, yes we have a badge on, and yes people think that we look grumpy sometimes. But deep down we really just want to keep the students safe.”